Kalashnikov confiscated at Haifa engagement party

Israel Police arrest three suspects after shots were fired at an engagement party.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

The confiscated weapon
The confiscated weapon
Israel Police

Israel Police on Saturday night confiscated a Kalashnikov rifle used during an engagement party in Haifa.

Police detectives and officers from the Yasam Unit (Israel Police's Special Patrol Unit) arrived at the party after shots were heard.

A search revealed a Kalashnikov rifle, and police arrested two Haifa residents, as well as a suspect from Umm al-Fahm, on suspicion of owning and using illegal weapons.

"Israel Police takes ownership and use of illegal weapons very seriously," a spokesman said. "This endangers the public [and we] act determinedly against those criminals who use them improperly and irresponsibly."

"This incident will be investigated and we will [act] to the fullest extent of the law.

"The investigation is ongoing and we will examine extension of the suspects' arrest as deemed necessary. The weapon will be transferred for criminal identification."